Here’s ‘The Starting 9’ for today’s show …
1. Tatis, Jr, and deGrom both down again
2. Huge Names on the Move – Scherzer, T. Turner to LAD/Bryant to SF/Baez to NYM/Kimbrel to CWS/Rizzo, Gallo to NYY/Berrios to TOR/St. Marte to OAK/Schwarber to BOS/I. Kennedy, K. Gibson to PHI
3. Other Names on the Move – Hand to TOR/ATL adds R. Rodriguez, Soler, Duvall, and E. Rosario/M. Straw to HOU/Harrison, Y. Gomes to OAK/D. Castillo to SEA/D. Hudson to SD/C. Hernandez to CWS/Lester, Happ to STL
4. Who’s Left to Take Over? – WAS and CHI (R. Ortega, R. Wick) daily lineups/K. Ruiz, J. Gray, K. Finnegan in WAS/C. McCormick with HOU/De La Cruz for MIA/A. Toro with SEA/S. Howard with TEX/Dyson in KC
5. Ray’s ROTW Rankings, post-deadline
6. Player Profile – Eric Haase and the Tigers
7. MLB News/Notes – Kershaw (forearm) still in some pain after sim game/Glasnow (elbow) heading for TJS/C. Sale (TJS) back this week?/Gonsolin (shoulder), Paddack (oblique), Kaprielian (shoulder) all on IL/COVID starting to wind it’s way through MLB again
8. ‘Random Reference’ – Braves vs. Dodgers Sept 10, 1983.
9. ‘Stamp of Approval’ – Soft socks family outing – cooler time.